Community Legal Aid (CLA) is here to help you! CLA is a legal clinic offering free legal advice and representation to University of Windsor undergraduate students in the areas of practice which are listed below. If you have a legal problem which is outside of our area of practice, we will be pleased to refer you to additional resources. CLA is staffed by law students working under the close supervision of experienced, in house lawyers. We proudly represent undergraduate students and provide legal services to financially eligible low-income residents of the City of Windsor and the Greater Essex County. If English is your second language, CLA has interpreter services immediately available to help you.

If you are a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Windsor with a legal problem, email, call 519.253.7150 or complete the CLA Online Intake Form to schedule an intake appointment.

College Students

We represent undergraduate University of Windsor students in the following areas of legal practice:

  • Academic integrity matters and non-academic misconduct with the University of Windsor

  • Criminal Law & Provincial Offences (simply assault, mischief, Peace Bond application, theft under $5000) 

  • Family Law (parenting time, child support, and decision making responsibility) 

  • Housing Law (maintenance and repair issues, tenants’ rights. illegal deposits and charges, rent disputes, harassment, applications to the landlord and tenant board, enforcement of specific housing orders in Small Claims Court) 

  • Employment Law (including: unpaid wages, wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment and reprisals) 

  • Elder Law (including: disputing home care invoices, financial fraud, elder discrimination, abuse and neglect) 

  • Consumer Rights  

  • *Notarizations – providing a legal photocopy copy of a document such as a transcript or a degree. 

  • *Commissions – swearing an affidavit. 

   *first two copies are free of charge